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Skyview

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· Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz, California
23 acres hosted by Daniel M.
12 tent sites
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Amazing views
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With 23 gorgeous acres, Skyview is the perfect place to enjoy nature and the elements. You can hike our ridge trail for spectacular views of the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz mountains. You can relax in one of our Skypods and take a nap or read a book beneath a 200 year old oak tree. Go swimming in our huge pond and do yoga/meditate/journal on the adjoining beach. There's a grandmother (old-growth) redwood tree to visit plus a wonderful diversity of wildflowers and native plants to study and appreciate. Birds soar in the skies above (hawks, ravens, vultures) while the calls of morning doves and owls gently fill the air at dawn and dusk. And our sunsets...wow!!
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52 ratings · 42 reviews
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Catherine S.
June 7, 2024
Campsite #6
Very little space between campsites, and unclear which campsite was assigned to each group as the whiteboard map right when you enter the driveway was almost totally erased. That being said, it was nice to meet some of the other campers by the fire pit, and the view of the Santa Cruz mountains was beautiful. Overall had a pleasant experience but unsure whether we would camp here again.
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David K.recommends
May 29, 2024
Campsite #1
Wonderful
Amazing place — breathtaking views from the cocoon and hammock area, very nice cooking area with a fridge/pots/pans/utensils, a perfect little campfire pit, and a stunning night sky. Definitely take it slow on the drive in, but in dry weather even a normal car can make it.
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Andrea R.doesn't recommend
May 29, 2024
Campsite #1
Room for improvement
We arrived to the site and ended up leaving early. At arrival we didn't know where to find the hosts and there is no reception to message. The campsites were marked but we realized we were sharing a picnic table with the campsite next to us and the space didn't feel as private since we were so close together. Another thing that made us feel uncomfortable in our campsite was that there was a creeking tree behind our campsite, it looked like a tree had fallen and some parts were still breaking. It was raining so the communal firepit was not running, as we explored we did find a large tent that could have been a place to hangout but there wasn't any lighting around and there were a lot of trash bags inside. Maybe looked like they had had an event so we figured this tent was not for guests to use. there was also a speaker with a recording saying "Check out the bathroom" on loop which we found so odd. Last but not least, the dirt road is very long and you are on it for about 25 mins so it is important to note that if an accident happens you are very far from getting any help out there. I guess on the brightside, it is very secluded from civilization if that is exactly what you are looking for. We do have a 4 wheel drive so that did make it easier for us to get there. We never really heard from the hosts, not sure if they noticed we ended up leaving. I didn't ask for a refund given we just made the choice to not stay but I did think the price point was high for what it offered.
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Mary L.
May 28, 2024
Campsite #1
Adventure awaits
This was our first Hipcamp experience and it was definitely adventurous! We were thankful we had an AWD to go up the mountain because it was a very bumpy/slightly scary drive up - and we missed a few signs on the way (so had to backtrack). But once we got there, we enjoyed our campsite #1 (although I’d suggest drawing up a clearer map of the campsites for people who have just arrived). Would also suggest more picnic tables (1 per site ideally). I was pleasantly surprised with the facilities - one latrine looked quite full but the other was fine - and both were clean with sufficient toilet paper. The double sink with potable water was great for washing dishes and for boiling water. There were other tents and areas set up that looked like it could hold events. The most impressive part was the manmade pond and beach area! What a beautiful view and we happened to arrive when it was sunny and warm enough for a swim in the pond - my husband and toddler LOVED being in the water with the inner tube and toddler-friendly floatation device they had, and I appreciated the chairs, rugs, and outdoor shower. I wish we had more time to explore the campgrounds and trails (had a one night stay) - the hammocks were a nice touch! Hosts were very friendly and clearly passionate about this place. It’s a hidden gem :)
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Jonathan K.doesn't recommend
May 28, 2024
Campsite #11
Misleading
The pictures and description of the campsite and general area were very misleading. There are 12 campsites packed nearly on top of each other. Some of the photos show the “flattened area” for your tent but what is not made clear is that the flattened area (the size of one tent) is all you get. This was true for all sites. A couple of the sites sort of share a picnic table (good luck deciding who gets it) but when you’re crammed tent edge to tent edge a picnic table is the least of your concerns. We drove up from San Diego to enjoy the beauty of the mountains and were sadly disappointed. Each person that arrived to the campground after us went through the same stages of disappointment. We planned on staying two nights but left the next morning. The property has a ton of potential but needs a lot of changes, work, and planning.
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Jennifer A.recommends
May 28, 2024
Campsite #7
We definitely recommend have a 4 wheel vehicle for the drive. The directions provided was spot on and I recommend coming while there is daylight. We stayed on campsite 2 for memorial day weekend. The site was spacious and enough for Our friends who originally had booked site 1 and then got moved to another site stay at our site. The sites were a bit confusing to find as some of them were not numbered but there was a white board that had numbers on it. (Site numbers are being updated per the owners). We enjoyed the views and the kids loved the pond and sand area. There are picnic tables between the campsite and pond area and some at the campsites and everything is very walkable. Camp fires aren't allowed but you can bring wood and or a axe to cut wood to use at the fire pit near the sand. (Our campsite has ash on the the floor which we wish was cleaned up or dumped elsewhere). There is a shower but we couldn't figure out how to control the temperature(the label was faded off). There is a sink for you to use but bring your own sponges, soap and dish rags for drying. Outhouse was fairly clean and toilet paper is provided. Pee outside. Be aware of the greenery as there may be poison oak.
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Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Ohlone, Awaswas, and Muwekma First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Daniel M.Joined in February 2023
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